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i need help with processional order (divorced parents/grandparents)!!

Alaina, on September 26, 2021 at 2:52 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 4
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Hello! I really need help with my wedding processional order as having divorced parents and grandparents make it somewhat difficult. All we know is my fiancé wants to walk down the aisle, bridesmaids will walk down with groomsmen, and I will be walking down the aisle with my father. We also have 4 ushers who can help where necessary. After that is where it gets tricky. Here is a summary of everyone who will be walking down the aisle along with their situation. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!!!

- My maternal grandma and maternal grandpa (divorced and probably shouldn't walk down together)

- My paternal grandpa (paternal grandma passed away recently and it might make him really sad to walk down alone)

- Fiancé's maternal grandpa (maternal grandma passed away 6 or 7 years ago)

- Fiancé's paternal grandma (paternal grandpa passed away 18 years ago)

- My mom and stepdad

- Fiancé's parents

- My stepmom

- My fiancé

- 10 groomsmen

- 10 bridesmaids

- My dad and me

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Latest activity by Lynnie, on September 28, 2021 at 3:28 PM
  • Mary
    Beginner June 2024
    Mary ·
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    Hello im from a family of divorced relatives too and i understand the struggle to keep the peace on your speacial day. I have a few ideas that might help you.
    1:ask your fiance grandparents to walk down together and hold a picture of their passed spouse.
    Your maternal grandma walk down with your fiance and your maternal grandpa walk down with your step mom. 2. Ask your fiances grandparents to walk down with your fiance and ask your grandparents to walk down with your stepmom. They dont have to touch each other or look at each other. standing at the altar: you could place the carried pictures of the passed loved ones in between them so there not next to one another. And have the living spouse stand beside their passed spouses picture. Hope this makes sense.
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  • B
    Super July 2017
    Becky ·
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    A lot of people don't have their grandparents process, which would simplify your life greatly - just a thought though.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Why don’t you just have the ushers seat the grandparents? Majority of weddings have the grandparents already seated. Just have parents walk.
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    Hi Alaina!! Here's a really helpful guide you can reference:

    The Wedding Processional Order Guide to Study for Your Ceremony

    And here's the order I'd suggest:

    1) Grandparents (you can have them walk individually, or get help from ushers as needed!)

    2) Groom's Parents

    3) Your Stepmom (on her own or escorted by an usher!)

    4) Your Mom & Stepdad

    5) Officiant (if they aren't up front already!)

    6) Groom

    7) Bridesmaids Paired With Groomsmen

    8) You & Your Dad

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